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Viva Zapata

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1/2 block west of the main square | Calle Damero 67 Solar 14, Holbox Island, Mexico
+52 984 875 2362
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pescado fresco directo de los pescadores de la Isla. Comida tipica...
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 47
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  • 20
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great drinks

The piña coladas were excellent, maybe a little week on the booze, but very good service. There was a big mix up when i was given someone else's credit card that looked identical to mine but they came and found me the next morning and apologized profusely and offered me food and drink on the house... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Isla2012
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Bemidji, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Truly 2.5 stars, but I'm feeling generous. My Mom and I were visiting and stopped in for a drink. However we weren't very hungry so we ordered an appetizer only. As soon as it was served we were forgotten. Which was impressive seeing as we were right next to the kitchen where everyone could see us.... The food was ok,... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The piña coladas were excellent, maybe a little week on the booze, but very good service. There was a big mix up when i was given someone else's credit card that looked identical to mine but they came and found me the next morning and apologized profusely and offered me food and drink on the house for my girlfriend and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The whole grilled in basket fish with garlic butter sauce was heavenly. My wife had tacos that even with my help we couldn't finish. In addition, huge fan of the hand made tortillas; until you have had them, you haven't lived! Great portions, really great food, and a fun atmosphere!

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woodstock,ny
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went here a few times...and meant to go back one last time our final night but we were just too tired. The food is great, the staff is super and very welcoming. Really can't say enough good things about this place...just bummed we didn't make it a third time!

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Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here. We had the surf and turf platter for two and it was delicious! All of the staff were helpful, happy and fun. The place was full and had a festive atmosphere. I also had a glass of white wine (first since coming to Mexico) and it was a generous pour served nice and cold.

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Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Busy and full. People come to socialise and to drink or and to eat. Service was very kind and helpful, but there are more tourists than the staff can handle. Be prepaired to wait for your food. And don't order meat! It was tough, like chewing gum. The meat was cut in wrong direction and there was about half kilo... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had delicious camaron a la diabla and steak. The place is cute, nice little garden, but not on the water. The service was kind of off. There was a forgetfulness that seemed to stem from the rasta vibe if you know what I mean.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was the first place we got a recommendation from our taxi driver (or golf cart driver if you will :))... he was not wrong! El Enano is the best! fun, efficient, SO nice; the both times we were there he got us Tequila shots as a honeymooners gift and the food was really amazing!, it took a while to... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I go here every year and the food is wonderful. Staff is on Mexico time so get your drink and relax... food is done to order on grill and is utterly delicious. I had grilled lobster, chicken breast and steak all on my last visit to Holbox. They make a fantastic Pineapple Mojito.

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Midlands
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5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We ate here twice whilst on the Island and would happily go again. The atmosphere was good and the food was really fresh - so fresh in fact that we saw guys turning up with bags of meat or fish who were getting it weighed by the staff before being paid - the produce promptly found its way onto the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1/2 block west of the main square | Calle Damero 67 Solar 14, Holbox Island, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Holbox Island
  • Phone Number: +52 984 875 2362

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Pescado fresco directo de los pescadores de la Isla. Comida tipica Holboxno

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